MARIETTA COUNCIL VOTES IN SUPPORT OF CREATING A COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
When: Marietta Borough Council meeting, April 13.
What happened: Borough Council voted unanimously in support Manheim Township's resolution to create a Lancaster County health department. Council members said they favor the idea upon introduction, but they are interested in more information about what the department could do for the county.
Quotables: Council member Bill Dalzell said, "I think the past year has made it pretty clear that this is something that our county needs. We need to tell the county to begin to do this research." Similarly, Jeff Marsh lauded potential uses of a countywide department. "The county could take charge of setting up the vaccination clinics and tracing people with infections. I think it's a positive thing," Marsh said.
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